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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Soiphie Guibaud, VP Fidor Bank | Fintech Recap 2017

10th December 2017

In our latest review of the past 12 months, we take another look at bobsguide's exclusive interview with Sophie Guibaud, VP of European Expansion at Fidor Bank. How did you get started in the fintech industry and what’s your role at Fidor Bank? I started my career in investment banking in New York before joining TIME Equity...
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Eric Bernstein | Fintech Recap 2017

9th December 2017

As part of our review of the past year in fintech bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. Today's interviewee is Eric Bernstein, President of Investment Management Solutions at Broadridge. bobsguide sat down for an exclusive interview with Eric in the summer, three months after taking...
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BNP Paribas Cash Management University: Key takeaways

8th December 2017

The annual BNP Paribas Cash Management Universitykicked off on Thursday morning with treasury professionals congregating in Paris from across Europe. Andrea Boettger, treasury director at Jabil, and Monica Eriksson, manager of cash management services at Ericsson, were jointly interviewed about their recent experiences when changing...
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Fintech trends: The rise of AI | Fintech 2017 Recap

8th December 2017

This article on 2017’s AI comes very recently after Google’s AutoML project created an AI child that was smarter than AI built by humans. The ‘child AI’ called NASANet was created by two parent AIs and utilises ‘reinforcement learning’ that enables it to report, learn and improve from its parent AIs. Whilst...
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Analysis of the deal: Barclays and Flux on PSD2 opportunities and innovation in banking

7th December 2017

Bobsguide invited Flux CEO, Matty Cusden-Ross and VP of Barclays Open Innovation, Richard Thompson, to sit around the table to discuss their new commercial partnership. Flux, the digital receipt start-up, talks adjusting to legacy life and Barclays discusses its approach to PSD2, GDPR and whether big banks are really doing enough in the name of...
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Influencer Interview: Spiros Margaris reflects on the past 12 months | Fintech Recap 2017

6th December 2017

A year after Spiros Margaris last spoke to bobsguide, we invited him back to see whether his predictions for 2017 had come true. We also talked about whether ageism is an issue in fintech and what exactly is needed to make a successful startup, as well as which ingredients make the best technologies. You’ve been named fintech’s...
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Five (more) UK startups to watch: Were we right? | Fintech Recap 2017

5th December 2017

This article looks back on an article we did in February which predicted the top 10 UK fintechs to watch for 2017. Were we right? How have those fintechs performed and what has 2017 done for them? What we thought then: The fintech industry has seen tremendous growth in last decade. The sector now supports over 61,000 jobs and turns over...
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How Deutsche Bank is forging a path to PSD2 compliance

5th December 2017

Are you PSD2-Ready?, a new whitepaper published by Deutsche Bank, outlines a number of challenges for banks tasked with becoming PSD2-compliant.  bobsguide sat down with Christian Schaefer, Global Head of Payments, Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, to discuss the report's key findings. What are the key takeaways from the...
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Five UK startups to watch: Were we right? | Fintech Recap 2017

4th December 2017

Over the next month we will be looking back at fintech in 2017 from every angle, in order to determine the most significant developments in the industry during that time. This article looks back on an article we did in February which predicted the top UK fintechs to watch for 2017. Were we right? How have those fintechs performed and what has...
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Brett King | Fintech recap 2017

3rd December 2017

In the second look back at our favourite interviews of 2017, we speak to best-selling author, keynote speaker and CEO and founder of Moven, Brett King. Brett King is an author, keynote speaker, radio host and most importantly, an innovator. He is also the founder and CEO of digital banking app Moven. With a wealth of experience in the...